Linda Richards

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Birthday
27, 1841
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 1930 (88)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1841
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Apr 16, 1930 (88)

About

New York woman remembered for becoming the first registered nurse in American history. Additionally, she is credited with creating the first viable medical records system for hospital patients.

Before Fame

She developed a passion for nursing after aiding her dying mother in 1854.

Trivia

She established the first training program for nurses in Japan and taught in Kyoto.

Family Life

Her fiance George Poole was killed in the American Civil War.

Associated With

She and Florence Nightingale are two of the world's most famous nurses.